The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

{ 5 Practical Steps to Figure out Your Style & Decorate }

So something dawned on me today as I was restyling our kitchen for an upcoming post...I've had many styles since 2008 when we bought our first home! I went through  many "phases" to get to where I'm at today & that's a cottage/garden/farmhouse style I love & evoke throughout our little suburban cottage. This however was not always the case & I feel like if I share some of my simple tips maybe I could save you a few dollars on wasted items that you don't love, but rather bought because you might be having a difficult time decorating your new home etc.. I know when we got our first place I thought I liked modern because that's what was in & so I went crazy & bought everything that was black, white or grey..even if I didn't like it, but because it "matched" hahah eek! I soon realized that I actually liked a more vintage cozy style..BIG change right?! I learned the hard way before blogging/Pinterest was a big thing, but hopefully I can help you today!


1. PICK A COLOR PALETTE




 I chose our master bedroom color because it's the brightest in our home { everything else is neutral }. I always say common areas should remain more neutral... You can add more color depending on the mood you're trying to achieve in your bedrooms, while still sticking with a similar pallet. Although this color is bright it pairs nicely with many options & flows nicely too. Go with colors you can switch decor out with easily & you won't tire of quickly!



2. CHOOSE YOUR STYLE BY THINGS YOU LOVE

This summery dining post is the perfect example of choosing things you love to decorate your home with! I spotted this @homegoods painting & knew I HAD to have it because I loved every inch of it! It not only showcased everything I love in my home { greenery & cottage style } ,but it also had my favorite flowers! I didn't just buy it because it " matched" other items,but because I LOVED it! Try not to purchase items you don't love or are just buying because they match or you want to fill a spot!



3. START WITH 1 ROOM AT A TIME
This tip I'm sharing with you will be kind of controversial in the decor/ blog world, but for me starting out in one room helps me center what I want to do with the rest of the house. Getting one room set just the way you like, then building from that room so everything flows nicely is so much easier than randomly decorating different spots all at once! I always start with the living room in our homes.. It's the heart or center of most homes & sets the bar on what you want to achieve with your style!


4.  ADD RUGS+ FURNITURE & LARGER ITEMS FIRST THEN DECOR
Adding  the larger items like rugs & furniture can center your room & help you navigate what you want to fill your spaces with! Do you like more color? or more neutral? Once you have these items you can build your style up from there!


5. ACCENT ROOMS WITH COLORED CURTAINS, PILLOWS ETC..
The easiest way to bring a room or space together is to add accents! Accents in the way of curtains, pillows, throws etc.. I personally like to bring a lot of my style in with all of these! Right now I have a floral slipcover, so all my pillows are neutral along with my curtains! When my slipcover was white I added a few different colored pillows & patterned curtains! 



Did these tips help you at all? What tips have you learned from decorating spaces? I'd love to hear what you think below!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Wishing you all a happy & healthy Friday & weekend!
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Paige.Rose

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